Dr. Sherece Shavel is a licensed social work practitioner with a career exceeding 20 years in areas of counseling, case management, teaching, program development and administrative leadership. Dr. Shavel performed in various correctional settings before transitioning to higher education to prepare individuals for advanced social work practice utilizing both traditional and remote learning structures. At Walden University, she teaches courses in the Master of Social Work program as a contributing faculty member.
Dr. Shavel’s current research interest is focused on exploring the paternal experiences of formerly incarcerated African American men, post-traumatic growth among formerly incarcerated individuals, and the intersection of mental health, culture, and spirituality. Dr. Shavel has successfully published in several venues and presented at both national and international professional conferences. In 2019, she became the co-founder of a national network of scholars committed to producing original evidence-based research on fatherhood concerns.